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By Brigid Breckman, BA(Hons), RGN, RNT, DipCounsSkills, NLPMasterPractitioner
Copyright 2006$87.95, Online Product, Reference
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This book provides a comprehensive description of stoma care management and the physical and psychological care of the patient in the immediate and long-term. It will appeal to readers throughout the range of stoma care expertise, from novice to expert: the breadth and depth of the material should meet the needs of specialist and generalist nurses in hospitals and the community.A patient-centred style of nursing is described: how nurses' knowledge and skills can be specifically used to promote patients' long term rehabilitation as well as addressing their immediate needs. It also shows how research findings, models and concepts from nursing and non-nursing disciplines can be used to understand patients' experiences and needs and thus enhance care planning and provision.
'This is so much more than a book about stoma care - although if that is all you want, it would be hard to find a better one. I would characterise it more as a book about a philosophy of nursing - patient-centred rehabilitation - that uses the example of stoma care to illustrate its practical application. For this reason, I reccommend it to all nurses, whatever their specialty'Stella Backhouse, Staff Nurse, University Hospital, Coventry. Nursing Standard, Volume 20, No. 51, August 30 - September 5 2006“This is a first class publication useful for all levels of health professionals. The delivery style is readable and clear with a good mix of basic information complemented by scenarios and management solutions. Clear and relevant diagrams are used throughout the book. Each chapter has further recommended reading….This is an important book that you will want in your personal library!”Priscilla Stevens, World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal, Vol 28; No 2; April/June 2008; pages 45-46
How to plan and provide care so that it actively supports patients' early stages of recovery and long-term rehabilitation goals.How to use communication skills strategically to foster a collaborative relationship with patients and their familites.Care of patients with 'conventional' and 'internal' bowel and urinary stomas.Care of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, including the effects these may have on stomal output and appliance management.Management of patient's sexual concerns and problems.Helping patients manage loss and change, and achieve psychological wellbeing.Care of patients with fistulae.
Nurses specialising in stoma care, care of cancer patients, and gastrointestinal and urological conditions. Generalist hospital and community nurses engaged in stoma care. Nurses managing and attending courses in stoma care, colorectal, and urological nursing. Hospital and community based doctors, GP practice nurses, pharmacists
By Brigid Breckman, BA(Hons), RGN, RNT, DipCounsSkills, NLPMasterPractitioner, Freelance writer, workshop facilitator and counsellor, Hornchurch, Essex, UK